iOS 16 supports Nintendo Switch Pro and Joy-Con controllers

Apple is adding native support for Nintendo Switch Pro and Joy-Con controllers in iOS 16. Riley Testotone of the iOS developers behind them AltStoreDiscover the new console support in the iOS 16 beta that was released yesterday.

The Nintendo Switch Pro console works “perfectly” according to Testut, and both Joy-Con controllers appear as a single device for apps and games to take advantage of. Nat Brown, director of engineering at Apple, Confirm support for the new console I also revealed that there is a great way to switch how Joy-Cons work in iOS 16. You can dynamically switch between using both Joy-Cons as one or two separate controllers by holding the Home and Screen buttons for a few seconds.

Joy-Con support opens iPhones and iPads to new games that can take advantage of these consoles, and it will be interesting to see what the developers are doing here. Apple’s work comes more than a year after iPhone maker added support For the PS5 DualSense controller, along with support for Xbox Series X controllers.

iOS 16 It’s currently available as a developer preview, with a public beta expected next month and a full release in the fall.

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